Denver Nuggets owner buying Outdoor Network

1:48 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke is adding the Outdoor Network to his sports empire.

Temecula, Calif.-based Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. accepted an offer Wednesday from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment LLC to acquire all its outstanding stock for $8.75 per share. 

Kroenke submitted a takeover bid for the hunting, fishing and shooting channel after the Outdoor Network already had agreed to a merger agreement with New York-based InterMedia Outdoors Holdings LLC.

It controls the Sportsman Channel and publishes more than a dozen outdoor magazines. Outdoor Channel says it terminated its InterMedia agreement before accepting Kroenke's offer. 

Denver-based Kroenke also owns the Colorado Avalanche hockey team, Colorado Rapids soccer team, the Pepsi Center and a majority of the Arsenal, the English soccer club. The deal's expected to close in the second quarter.

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